Museum Manager, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.
10 June 2008 – Present.
I am responsible for the strategic direction and management of Kelvingrove, one of the most popular visitor attractions in Scotland. This 5-star facility is Glasgow’s largest museum, receives 1.3 million visitors annually and exhibits the finest municipal collection in Britain, including internationally acclaimed works by Dali, Rembrandt, Picasso, Monet, Titian, Charles Rennie Macintosh etc., valued at £800 million. I manage 63 staff including two Assistant Museum Managers, the visitor services team and the education team. I liaise with catering, retail, research and cleansing managers, the press office, community groups, volunteers, various external funding agencies and represent Kelvingrove at events and international conferences. My duties include strategic over-sight of Kelvingrove’s forward program of gallery changes and temporary exhibitions, customer care issues as well as the security and maintenance of the A-listed building and all its contents. Other duties include the achievement of designated targets, the implementation of corporate policies, as well as responsibility for the health and safety of all staff and visitors.
For the last 18 months I have also been the manager of St. Mungo’s Museum of Religion and Provand’s Lordship.
I was previously employed as manager of Summerlee: The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, from 2003 to 2008 and also worked as Curator of Social History for 7 years in North Lanarkshire.